Former Doctor Sentenced on Painkiller Charge

5 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, October 29 2013 Oct 29, 2013 Tuesday, October 29, 2013 4:45:31 PM CDT October 29, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD - A former southwest Missouri doctor has been sentenced to two years in prison without parole for illegally distributing prescription painkillers.

The U.S. Attorney's office said Tuesday that 76-year-old Nolan Denny Crisp, of Halfway, must also pay a $10,000 fine under the sentence he received in federal court.

Crisp worked from June 2009 to November 2010 at a clinic in Bolivar, providing pain management and other medical services. He pleaded guilty in April to one criminal count, admitting he wrote prescriptions for a person with whom he had a sexual relationship.

But clinic staff reported also seeing him dole out prescriptions in a parking lot to people who were not patients.

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